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Glossary Of Bank Note/Paper Money

Alteration: a note with a major feature or denomination fraudulently changed to raise its value or make it passable Back: the reverse side of a note Banknote or bank note: in its most literal sense, a promissory note issued by a bank. In practise, the common name for any note issued by authority of a […]

Bank Notes Printers

Besides the understanding of the dating in paper money or bank notes and abbreviations used in bank notes ,another essential area to identify the bank note is to look at the name of the printer. This is because of printers’ names, abbreviations or monograms will usually appear as part of the frame design or below […]

Dating in Paper Money

The following table indicates the year dating for the various era which correspond to 1999 by the Christian(AD) calendar reckoning. [ there are overlaps between the eras in some instances ]. This would be useful for paper notes collectors when collecting foreign notes and need to understand the “age” of their paper notes collection: Christian […]


Certain abbreviations have been adopted for words occurring frequently in note description. Append below a list of these:-   AMC – Allied Military Currency Bldg.- building Bio – billion( canc – canceled coun – counterfeit comm – commemorative ctr.-center dk.-dark FV-face value Gen.-General Govt.-government Kg.-king JIM – Japanese Military Currency l.-left lg.-large lt.-light m/c-multicolored Mio […]

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